Description: According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies owner Dick Monfort said that LaTroy Hawkins is not necessarily the "everyday" closer and that Rex Brothers may get the call in the ninth if there are lefties due up.
Insight: The 41-year-old had a 2.93 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 13 saves over 72 appearances with the New York Mets last season before signing with Colorado. Meanwhile, Brothers threw 67 1/3 innings and posted a 1.74 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 19 saves and 76 strikeouts with Colorado. Hawkins will get most of the save opportunities but Brothers will still be a fantasy option in deeper leagues and the first man in line if Hawkins falters.
11/21/2013 9:39:00 PM
Description: The Rockies signed LaTroy Hawkins to a one-year, $2.25 million contract Thursday.
Insight: The 40-year-old Hawkins reportedly will serve as the Rockies closer over Rex Brothers, according to the Denver Post. Hawkins, who has been around since the mid-1990s, threw 70 2/3 innings and had a 2.93 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP and 13 saves this past season with the Mets. He played with Colorado in 2007 and had a 3.42 ERA in 55 1/3 innings.
8/8/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins threw a clean inning Thursday against the Rockies to pick up his second save.
Insight: Hawkins has received both save chances since Bobby Parnell went on the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck.
8/6/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins received the first save chance since Bobby Parnell was placed on the DL Tuesday and converted it after allowing two hits in a 3-2 game.
Insight: Hawkins got the first two outs on pop ups to the infield before giving up a pair of singles. He then induced his third pop up of the inning, a foul ball to first base by Yorvit Torrealba, to seal the deal. Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that he would use a committee in the ninth inning while Parnell is out with a neck injury, but Hawkins could emerge as the best option. The 40-year-old Hawkins has been with 10 organizations and recorded saves with six of them in his career.
6/9/2012 10:20:00 AM
Description: Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Saturday's game against Colorado. He's been out with a broken right pinkie finger.
Insight: Hawkins was pitching well before the injury, posting a 1.08 ERA through his first 8 1/3 innings. He'll be one of the setup men for Ernesto Frieri.
5/7/2012 7:29:00 PM
Description: LaTroy Hawkins is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after breaking his right pinkie in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Simply amazing. The Angels lost two closers to injury in the same inning. That's just the kind of season it's been for Los Angeles. Hawkins was struck by a line drive in the ninth inning yesterday, which led to the injury. Jordan Walden (6.75 ERA) could regain his position as the team's closer by process of elimination now that Scott Downs (0.00) and Hawkins (1.08) are both hurt.
3/20/2011 3:02:00 AM
Description: Hawkins pitched his first live inning Saturday since being shut down in August for shoulder surgery.
Insight: After the one-inning minor-league outing, Hawkins told MLB.com: "It was pretty good. The key was I'm pain free." (RapidDraft.com)
10/8/2010 7:01:00 PM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Hawkins (right shoulder) is undergoing physical therapy on his surgically-repaired shoulder.
Insight: It is unknown when Hawkins can resume throwing. He had a 8.44 ERA over 18 appearances in 2010. (RapidDraft.com)
7/28/2010 10:23:00 AM
Description: LaTroy Hawkins is due to come off the DL on Friday.
Insight: John Axford is settled into the closer role so there is no need to use Hawkins in anything other than deep NL-Only leagues.
7/28/2010 10:14:00 AM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers' manager Ken Macha said Hawkins (shoulder) will return from the disabled list on Friday.
Insight: Hawkins has been sidelined since early May, and had a 9.26 over 13 appearances this season prior to that. (SportsBuff.com)
7/18/2010 8:12:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Hawkins (shoulder) is scheduled to join Triple-A Nashville for his rehab assignment and the Brewers are targeting late July for his return.
Insight: Hawkins has been out for over two months now with this shoulder issue, and was 0-3 with a 9.26 ERA before being sidelined. (SportsBuff.com)
7/7/2010 10:47:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Hawkins (shoulder) threw a 52-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday.
Insight: Hawkins is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon with an eye toward returning to the Brewers in late July. He has been sidelined since June 9 with shoulder weakness. (SportsBuff.com)
7/2/2010 12:18:00 AM
Description: MLB.com reports Hawkins (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.
Insight: Hawkins has been out since early May, and hopes to return to the Brewers' bullpen in mid-July. (SportsBuff.com)
6/30/2010 10:56:00 AM
Description: MLB.com reports Hawkins threw a bullpen session on Monday for the first time since being sidelined in May.
Insight: Hawkins seems to be making progress, and will be re-evaluated after throwing another bullpen session on Thursday. (SportsBuff.com)
6/28/2010 4:13:00 PM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Hawkins (shoulder) says he is pain-free.
Insight: Hawkins has been on a throwing program, and will throw from a mound on Tuesday for the first time since being sidelined in early May. He may return after the All-Star break. (SportsBuff.com)
6/24/2010 10:21:00 AM
Description: The Associated Press reports Hawkins (shoulder) hopes to begin throwing from a mound next week.
Insight: Hawkins could return in early July, but next week may give us more insight. (SportsBuff.com)
6/8/2010 11:44:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have transferred Hawkins (shoulder) from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.
Insight: This confirms that Hawkins is not close to returning to the Brewers' bullpen. David Riske has been activated from the 60-day DL. (SportsBuff.com)
5/26/2010 10:16:00 PM
Description: MLB.com reports Hawkins (right shoulder) received a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Tuesday and admitted he is dealing with pain as well as weakness.
Insight: Hawkins is hoping to resume throwing on Monday, but that seems anything but certain right now. He was placed on the DL on May 9. (SportsBuff.com)
5/12/2010 2:59:00 PM
Description: MLBlogs.com reports Hawkins (shoulder) has been shut down until next Monday at the earliest.
Insight: Hawkins is currently on the DL with weakness in his pitching shoulder. He had been struggling prior to going on the DL (9.26 ERA in 13 appearances). (SportsBuff.com)
5/7/2010 10:31:00 AM
Description: Hawkins allowed a walk-off grand slam to OF Andre Ethier in the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Thursday night.
Insight: Hawkins is now 0-3 with a 9.26 ERA over 13 appearances this season, and has had a drop in velocity this season. (SportsBuff.com)